#AtoZ: U Is For…

Welcome to the return of Eurovision Ireland’s first ever A-Z of the Eurovision Song Contest, which we started last summer. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be bringing you some alphabetical memories from everyone’s favourite Song Contest to conclude the A-Z. Today, we look at U.

Usher Hall

The Usher Hall was the venue used in Edinburgh for the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. In 1972, 18 countries took part in the Contest – the same as 1971.

Vicky Leandros took victory for Luxembourg, with “Après toi”. Luxembourg won with 128 points, 14 points ahead of the United Kingdom.

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

Udo Jürgens

Udo Jürgens is probably one of Austria’s most famous ever winners and was their first back in 1966, when the Contest took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Toto Cutugno took victory with his entry “Merci, Chérie”. 31 points were enough to claim victory back in the mid sixties, 15 points ahead of Sweden.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73


The Udmurt language first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2012, when Russia participated at the fifty-seventh Contest, in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Buranovskiye Babushki represented Russia, with their entry “Party for Everybody”. Russia finished in second place, with just 259 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Ulrika Jonsson

As well as hosting numerous National Finals, Ulrika also co-hosted the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, in Birmingham, alongside Terry Wogan.

Video: YouTube/Esc Austria


The Ukrainian language first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004, when Ukraine participated at the forty-ninth Contest, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ruslana represented Ukraine, with her entry “Wild Dances”. Ukraine finished in first place, with just 280 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 2021

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